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Do you like animals? If you do, do you like all animals equally?

Probably not.

You may prefer dogs over cats or reptiles over mammals. This bias may seem like a trivial thing, and it arguably is, as far as our daily lives are concerned, but what happens when these biases become apparent in large scale animal conservation efforts?

Studies show that large carnivores, such as tigers and panthers, gain more support and attention than wild dogs or jackals. While it is important to conserve all animal species around the world, don’t you think we should evaluate how we spread conservation resources so that all animal species receive equitable funding? Should we be pushing to save the hyena as much as the tiger? Through my research, I hope to be able to find a solution to this issue.

If you would like to embark on a journey that looks into the human side of animal conservation–and aims to help the world conserve animals, regardless of how cute and cuddly and interesting they may be, please consider taking this survey. The survey is short and easy. It should take you no more than ten (10) minutes to complete.

Who knows, maybe far in the future a baby rhino in the African grasslands will thank you for it!

Participants of any age are welcome to take this survey.

If you are willing to participate in this research study please access the survey here:
https://forms.gle/HnuAkoeH8piAJ14PA

Should you have any issues with the survey or any comments/concerns, please feel free to email me, Rahul Unni Aravindakshan, at the following email addresses: rahul.uaravindakshan@gmail.com (and/or) rahul.aravindakshan@haashall.org

Should you have any questions or concerns about the legitimacy of this research project, please do not hesitate to contact, my research advisor, Mrs. Katherine Cochran (katherinecochran@haashall.org), and Headmaster, Dr. Rod Wittenberg (rodwittenberg@haashall.org).
Thank you very much for your support and participation!

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